Auction No. 094

Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters, Zionism, Erez Israel, Judiaca objects & art, numismatics & archeology

July 19, 2016
Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 400 - $ 600
Sold for $ 512
Including buyer's premium

Archive of Zionist letters sent to Dr. Egon Michael Zweig, Zionist activist in Vienna. Vienna and Jerusalem, 1904-1929.
[21] postcards and letters of various sizes. German. Some handwritten and some printed and then signed by Zionist activists in Europe (names have not been checked).
The collection includes letters (and a postcard) regarding Zionist issues written in German and authored by Zionist activists in Europe and sent to Dr. Egon Michael Zweig. The letters are stamped by the central bureau of the JNF in Cologne, the Central Zionist Bureau in Vienna, the JNF bureau in Austria, the Va'ad HaTzioni Ha'artzi, and personal stationery, some with JNF stamps.
Dr. Egon Michael Zweig (1877-1949) was born in Czechoslovakia. He was a cousin of author Stefan Zweig. He studied law in Vienna where he worked as a lawyer. At the age of 19, he began working for the Zionist cause and was a prominent activist for the Zionist Organization in Austria. In 1918 he founded the Palestina-Amt - the first Palestine Office of the Jewish Agency outside of Palestine. The letters in this archive relate to the very beginning of his Zionist activities in Vienna through his immigration to Jerusalem in the 1920s. 
Overall fine-very fine condition.

Eretz Israel & Zionism